Attention : We are still in the process of moving and changing software. But we ran into a glitch and figured that we will turn the forum back on for the time being. Thank you for your patience.. Welcome to HandloadersBench.com. You will receive a activation email with a link in it to activate your account. If you don't receive the email check your spam or junk folders. Email servers look at our email as spam. Our mission here is to provide a place for those interested in the hobby of Reloading Ammunition. We offer a series of forums where they can ask questions, share answers, and highlight successes & failures so that others can learn. If you join our site please be aware that front porch rules apply. If you wouldn't say it on your front porch with grandma, your pastor and your 12 year old niece present it doesn't belong here. The Golden Rule applies. If you can live within those guidelines, Welcome Aboard!
Spammers, trolls, and flamers will not last long here, your time would be better spent looking for a board where those traits are acceptable. HB Administration
I have found in working with the 6.5 Grendel that top end loads with Hornady brass which have SR primers can easily enlarge the primer pockets, but if you change the brass to Winchester 7.62x39 with a LR primer the same load does not even flatten the primers. Is it the brass or is it the LR primer, I do not know for sure, but for top load use, I now go to the Winchester brass. It has been an interesting find because the Grendel is a cartridge that goes from round to blown in less than half a grain.
I might try running the Hornady brass on my lathe to convert the pockets to LR just to see if it makes a difference.
____________________ "who can afford so to cover his country with troops for its defense as that 10,000 men descending from the clouds might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them?"
Some FTR shooters are getting some extremely high velocities with Juggernaught bullets and Lapua Palma brass (small rifle primers). Pressures must be running very high at the velocities that they are getting. ie over 2900 out of 185 Juggernaughts. 32" bbl. of course.
____________________ NRA Endowment member
NRA Range Technical Team Advisor
NRA certified pistol coach-Retired
NRA classified Master, F-Class mid-range
Velocity is like a new car, always losing value
BC is like diamonds, maintaining value forever